News & Events

Parish News:

Bishop’s visit: The visit by Bishop Peter that was postponed will be rearranged for sometime in the New Year.

Becoming a Catholic? If you would like to find out more about becoming a Catholic or if you are already a Catholic but were never Confirmed or made your First Communion, then why not consider joining our Journey in Faith group. The group will begin to meet this Monday 25th November at 8pm in Christ the King Church in Kents Hill. If you would like to find out more, please call the Office or come along to the meeting on Monday.

Tradecraft: The Traidcraft Stall will be open in St Mary’s Church Hall after both Masses on the weekend of the 7th and 8th December. Please come along to see the range of Christmas Fairtrade products on offer.


 First Communion: Preparation begins this Monday 25th November with a parents meeting at St Augustine’s Church at 7.30pm. All parents who have registered their child for First Holy Communion preparation must attend this meeting.


 ConfirmationConfirmation 2020: The Confirmation programme, for young people in year 8 or above, will begin on Tuesday 26th November, with a Parents/ Guardians meeting, at St Augustine’s Church, MK13 7PL. Registration forms and programme details are available at the back of all churches. the Parents Meeting. Please complete and return registration forms as soon as possible.

The Winter Night Shelter: the Winter MK Night shelter is now underway for the winter season at St Mary’s Woburn Sands. The Night Shelter provides food, somewhere to stay and companionship to some of the most vulnerable people in our society. The Night Shelter runs from November to March. St Mary’s is one of the Sunday night venues looking after guests from 6pm Sunday to 8am on Monday. There is currently a shortage of male volunteers for the night shift, from 10pm to 6am. If this is something you could help with please contact or call John Fulton on 07811336475 to find out more.

Prayer for the dead: November is traditionally a time when we pray for those who have died and, throughout the month, a Book of the Names of the Dead will be kept open on the sanctuaries in each church. Please add any names of those you wish to be inscribed in the book on the sheets supplied.

Autism Awarness Training: the course will cover characteristics of autism, the impact of autism on the individual, the sensory world of autism, the strength of autism and theories related to autism. The course will take place on Saturday 30th November between 10am and 2.30pm at St Mary’s Church Hall, Woburn Sands. This training is open to anyone interested in learning about autism. To book a place, please contact Lorraine Elks on 01604723516 or email  

Leadership Course – 23rd November – St Mary’s Woburn Sands
Cinnamon Network is facilitating a day for all who want to grow their skills and be more confident. The day will cover having a vision, building a team, planning and dealing with conflict, as well as lots of practical examples and meeting like minded people.  Places are limited so please register via:


Our Lady of Fatima: There will be a visitation of the National Pilgrim Virgin Statue (NPVS) of Our Lady of Fatima and the Relics of Saints Jacinta & Francisco to Ss Philip & James Catholic Church, Bedford MK41 7BX on Saturday, 7 December 2019. For more details, please click on link. 

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 2020: St Mary’s, Woburn Sands are organising a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land for 8 days next September. If you are interested in joining, please contact Eddie by emailing:

Open House: Every Monday between 5.30pm and 7.30pm in the Cluster Office, (St Augustine’s, Langcliffe Drive, Heelands). Each of the priests and the secretary are usually available to speak to about anything, and deal with administrative tasks for all of our Parishes, such as booking baptisms or weddings, completing school application forms etc. There is no need to make an appointment.

ONLINE FORM for CHURCH GIVING: It saves time and is safer if you can set up on line giving.  For more information about secure giving click hereTo download a form click here  (Northampton Diocese website).